WORKS

Commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada

 

25 minutes, 11 dancers

Premiere: March 9, 2022

Upcoming Performances by Alberta Ballet:

October 27-29, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta

November 4-5, 2022 - Edmonton, Alberta

 

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Photo of Brendan Saye by Karolina Kuras

Skyward
The National Ballet of Canada

Based on Shakespeare's iconic tragedy, Alysa Pires' Macbeth marks Ballet Kelowna's first full-length commission.

 

100 minutes, 10 dancers

Premiere: May 6, 2022

 

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Photo of Valentin Chou and Desiree Bortolussi by Emily Cooper

Macbeth
Ballet Kelowna

20 minutes, 8-10 dancers

Premiere: February 2, 2018

Presented as part of the 2018 Fall for Dance North Festival in Toronto.

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Photo of Desiree Bortolussi and Valentin Chou by David Cooper

MAMBO
Ballet Kelowna

14 minutes, 4 or 6 dancers

Premiere: January 18, 2018

Created as part of The National Ballet of Canada's Choreographic Workshop.

Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2018 and 2021.

Excerpts adapted for film by NBOC in 2020.

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Photo of Clare Peterson and Chris Gerty by Alana de Haan

In Between
The National Ballet of Canada

"Let others bring order to chaos. I would bring chaos to order..."

- Kurt Vonnegut

 

8 minutes, 5 dancers

 

Premiere: September 9, 2019

Excerpt remounted by Alberta Ballet in 2021. 

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Photo of Thomas Leprohon and Shelby Tzung

Frenzied Order
The National Ballet of Canada

Created for The National Ballet of Canada's Spotlight Series.

 

5 minutes, 1 dancer

Digital Premiere: April 27, 2021

Stage Premiere: August 28, 2021

 

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Still of Piotr Stanczyk from a film by Paul McNaulty

in a state of vanishing
The National Ballet of Canada

with(out) explores attachment and disconnection. Entwining and unraveling.

 

15 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: January 23, 2020

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Photo of Kelly Shaw and Jake Poloz by Franck Butaye

with(out)
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

"This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper"

- T.S. Eliot

28 minutes, 23 dancers

Premiere: November 19, 2019

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Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

not with a bang, but a whimper
Toronto Metropolitan University

10 minutes, 6 dancers

Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on October 25, 2019.

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Photo of Isabella Lafreniere and Gilbert Bolden III by Rosalie O'Connor

Stutter Step
New York Choreographic Institute

7 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: March 23, 2019

Commissioned by the National Ballet of Canada for the Thirteenth International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize. 

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Photo of Siphe November and Jeannine Haller by Karolina Kuras

The Other Side
The National Ballet of Canada

10 minutes, 14 dancers

Created as part of the New York City Ballet's Choreographic Institute and presented in studio on March 8, 2019.

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Photo of Shelby Tzung and Ben Schwarz

Standard Deviation
New York Choreographic Institute

The second part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.

 

13 minutes, 7 dancers

Premiere: April 5, 2019

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Photo of Anri Hirota by David Cooper

Summer
Victoria Academy of Ballet

30 minutes, 9 dancers

Premiere: October 27, 2017

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Photo of Morgan Thiessen and Mitchell Pryzbilla by Martine Martell

If You Knew
Ballet Edmonton

15 minutes, 11 dancers

Premiere: March 29, 2017

Remounted by Victoria Academy of Ballet in 2019.

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Photo by Adam Sakiyama

Othering
Toronto Metropolitan University

herd examines mob mentality, conformity, and conscience.

37 minutes, 10 dancers

 

Premiere: October 28, 2016

 

Excerpts remounted by Victoria Academy of Ballet in 2020/2021.

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Photo by Zokah Productions

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Ballet Edmonton

Inspired by the surrealist Luis Buñuel film of the same name, Exterminating Angel explores high stakes, animal instinct, and humanity stripped of all social pretence. 

 

45 minutes, 9 dancers

Premiere: June 29, 2016

"Highlights of Fringe" - The Torontoist

"A+" - My Entertainment World

"Critics' Pick" and "Best Ensembles" - NOW Magazine

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Photo by Adam Sakiyama

Exterminating Angel
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

The first part of the "Four Seasons" tetralogy created for the Victoria Academy of Ballet.

 

9 minutes, 5-11 dancers

Premiere: May 20, 2016

Remounted by Ballet Kelowna in 2019.

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Photo of Emily Faris, Seiji Suzuki, and Jianna Neufeld by David Cooper

Spring
Victoria Academy of Ballet

both/and explores the duality of public and private life.

15 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: March 18, 2016

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Photo of Sydney McManus by Shakeil Rollock

both/and
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

8 minutes, 2 dancers

Premiere: December 11, 2015

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Photo of Tyler Gledhill and Caryn Chappell by Shakeil Rollock

Opus 58
Alysa Pires Dance Projects

25 minutes, 4 dancers

Premiere: June 14, 2015

Alysa Pires Dance Projects Premiere: March 18, 2016

Originally created for Cadence Contemporary Ballet.

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Photo of Tyler Gledhill by Adam Sakiyama

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Alysa Pires Dance Projects